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Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed

Old Map of England, Wales & Scotland in 1645 by Jan Jansson - Antique Anglo-Saxon Great Britain Heptarchy Map - Vintage Wall Art - Framed or Unframed

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This is one of the oldest, finest and most fascinating maps of Great Britain, showing the nation as it was during Saxon times in 500-700 AD - an era known as the Heptarchy, as England and Wales were split into 7 Angle-Saxon kingdoms.

The map was engraved by Jan Jansson in 1645, and it looks very similar to the John Speed and Saxton maps of the British Isles. This is an extremely fine copy of a rare map - it's unusual to find a map this old that has been preserved this well, particularly in full colour.

Many of the towns and cities of Scotland, Wales and England can be seen on this map - and even a few on the west coast of Ireland.

On the left hand side of the map are 7 Anglo-Saxon kings of the pre-Christian era, and on the right side are 7 Anglo-Saxon kings who were Christian - and they're pictured 'receiving' Christianity or being martyred in its name.

The seven kingdoms at the time of the Heptarchy were: East Anglia, Mercia (modern day midlands), Northumbria, Wessex (southwest England), Essex, Kent and Sussex. I have a lovely map of the last three kingdoms by Christopher Saxton here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/862971183/old-map-of-southeast-england-in-1575

Both England and Wales look very close to their modern, cartographical forms - though Scotland looks a bit misshapen, and the Hebrides are perhaps a bit too big.

This map will be completely sharp at all sizes. It's a lovely map at 16x20 inches (its natural size) but it looks great at sizes all the way up to 70 inches wide (180cm, 6ft).

You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or a framed larger map. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.

Our museum-quality maps are made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these vintage map prints that are sure to brighten any environment.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
- Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
- Giclée printing quality
- Opacity: 94%

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